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Illegal dumping on NPS land in Ft. Totten by construction crew

“Over the last few mornings as I’ve walked to the Ft. Totten metro, I’ve noticed the construction crew at the Mamie D. Lee site actively shoveling dust and debris into the woods on the NPS property adjacent to the former school.

To be clear, it doesn’t seem like they’re taking debris directly from within the construction site. Rather, it’s the dust and debris that washes out into the side street or is sprayed off the exiting trucks and collects at the end of the street. Either way, it doesn’t seem like they should be shoveling it onto federal park property, where it is currently visible in large gray piles near a drain, so that when it rains, whatever debris (and possibly asbestos) that is there gets washed into our waterways.

I’ve called 311 and filed a complaint with DC Dept. of Public Works (per their recommendation), as well as the US Park Police office who said they would take care of it (but hadn’t as of a week later). And this morning, I saw the Park maintenance guys picking up trash and let them know about it, to which they said “I got you, I’m actually calling right now to complain about it.” I can’t seem to get a hold of anyone directly at DC DoE (forced to leave a message).

Has anyone else seen this happening? Apart from directly confronting the foreman at the site, does anyone have thoughts on who to call or contact directly?

Thanks for your advice!”

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6400 Chillum Place, NW

From 3 Stars Brewing:

“We are thrilled to announce that we have completed construction on our new tasting room and event space and to celebrate we are hosting a “housewarming party” this Friday from 4-9pm. We are bringing out our friends from Killer Tomato Pizza to sling pizza and hosting a performance by local bluegrass act, Only Lonesome. We are also doing a sneak peak of our newest release, our double chocolate stout, to be known heretofore as Starsky & Dutch. As if that isn’t enough, we are pouring all of our pints for 1/2 price all night, which means you get access to a ton of tasty beers for only $2.50 a pint..

Not only is this buildout a great addition to our already awesome vibe at the brewery, it is also available for private parties and events.”

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5601 3rd Street, NE

@lowbraudc updates us on the Walmart coming to Ward 5 in Fort Totten.

“The @Walmart @FTSQAPTS is coming along. Fall is expected opening, hiring now. Installing shelving from the look of things”

Walmart’s website says:

“Address: 300 Riggs Road NE and South Dakota Avenue NE, Washington, D.C. 20011 (Store #3035)
Offerings: Grocery and general merchandise

Fort Totten Square Development

Owner / Developer: The JBG Companies/Lowe Enterprises
430,000 square feet mixed-use residential-retail development, with 345 apartment units and 130,000 square feet of retail

Project Status

The Fort Totten Walmart will be opening in Fall 2015”

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Photo tweeted to @PoPville by @loritodd

From Metro Transit Police:

“MTPD & medics o/s at Ft Totten w/wheelchair customer who fell off platform after telling witness he felt dizzy. Conscious, breathing”

“Fort Totten add’l: Subject is male adult. Injury appears non-life-threatening. Being tx by medics now. Single tracking in area.”

5306 1st Street Northwest

This house is located at 5306 1st Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Renov stone RH w/ ~wow factor~, 0.6 miles to Ft Totten Metro! Incredible architectural details, elegant flr plan, remarkable custom built-ins / cabinetry, skylights, on 4 finished lvls. State of the Art marble & SS Kit, gorgeous DR, LR w/ custom shelving. 2 MBR~s w/ 2 FB~s on 2nd lvl! 3rd lvl BR w/ FB. Finished LL w/ Rec RM w/ FP, Gym, FB, & porcelain flrs. Deck, pergola, +secure parking for 2!”

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This 3 bed/4.5 bath is going for $649,000.

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This unit is located at 5040 1st Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Large Top Floor 2BR/2BA condo w/ rooms on opposite ends. Hardwoods, plenty of nat light, in-unit W/D, dual walk-in closets, granite counter-tops, stainless steel appliances. Great building with roof top terrace and fenced rear yard with patios and grilling station. Low Condo Fees, building renovated in 2010. Close to Ft Totten Metro”

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This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $299,999 ($398 monthly fee.)

From WMATA on Tuesday:

“This evening, Metro Transit Police arrested a 14-year-old District male on charges of Assault With a Dangerous Weapon for allegedly attacking a Metrobus operator with a Taser in January.

The assault occurred Friday, January 30, 2015, at 5:17 p.m. aboard an E4 bus en route to Fort Totten Station. The bus was at Nicholson St and 6th St, NE, at the time of the attack.

The juvenile, whose identify is being withheld due to his age, allegedly Tased the bus operator on her right arm without provocation. The bus operator was transported to a hospital following the incident.

“Assaulting a bus operator is an act that puts at risk every passenger aboard the bus,” said Metro Transit Police Chief Ron Pavlik. “We will continue to do whatever it takes to protect our employees and customers.”

MTPD detectives used video evidence from aboard the bus to help identify the suspect.”

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From WMATA:

“Metro has selected a venture led by Donatelli Development as developer for its site at the Fort Totten Metrorail Station in Washington, DC.

At Fort Totten, Donatelli is proposing to build approximately 345 residential units and 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The mixed-use project will be designed to achieve LEED Silver certification or better.

The 3.35-acre site, currently used as a surface parking lot, is located at 1st Place and Galloway Street, NE, just to the west of the station entrance. The existing 422 daily parking spaces for Metro commuters will be replaced as part of the project.

The selection of a developer for Fort Totten builds upon a series of major Metro initiatives to advance transit-oriented development projects across the region, including recent developer selections at the Brookland-CUA Station and at Metro’s Navy Yard Chiller Site; the sale of property to the District at Anacostia Station; and the ongoing development of Metro’s property at the Congress Heights Station.

The Fort Totten development agreement is subject to final approval by Metro’s Board of Directors. If approved, construction is expected to begin in 2017.”

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